When a Woman Loses Desire: Sexual Dysfunction in Women
Sexual Dysfunction Disorders
- Sexual desire/interest disorder
- Sexual arousal disorder
- Orgasmic disorder
- Sexual pain disorder such as vaginismus or dyspareunia
Sexual Desire Disorder
Sexual Arousal Disorder
Sexual Pain Disorders
A Combination of Factors
Dealing With Sexual Dissatisfaction
- Make sure you are well rested.
- Increase the amount of time you spend on foreplay.
- Use a vaginal lubricant if you experience dryness.
- Try different positions or non-intercourse sexual activities.
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2014 -
- Update Date: 10/02/2014 -
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